Cocktail Party Planning Athens AL

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Athens. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores, wine and spirits, party planners and caterers, as well as advice on home bar wines, beers and mixed drinks with rum, vodka, whiskey or tequila.

James Formby Bar
(256) 232-9620
26818 Mclemore Cir
Athens, AL
Description
James Formby Bar - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Marion K Anderson Trust
(256) 461-7630
214 Main St
Madison, AL
Description
Marion K Anderson Trust is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Marion K Anderson Trust

Jimmy's Lounge
(256) 721-0178
8700 Highway 72 W
Madison, AL
Description
Jimmy's Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Jimmy's Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Dugout
(256) 340-0202
1550 6th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
Description
Dugout - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Dugout, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Glass's Cocktail N Grill
(256) 351-1108
1313 Point Mallard Pkwy
Decatur, AL
Description
Glass's Cocktail N Grill, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Glass's Cocktail N Grill

Station
(256) 325-1333
8694 Madison Blvd
Madison, AL
Description
Station - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Station caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Xscape Night Club
(256) 858-6868
5700 Highway 53
Harvest, AL
Description
Xscape Night Club - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Xscape Night Club, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Half Time Sports Lounge
(256) 430-0266
8873 Highway 72 W
Madison, AL
Description
Half Time Sports Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Half Time Sports Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Cactus Club
(256) 350-7390
1707 Central Pkwy SW # G
Decatur, AL
Description
Cactus Club - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Cactus Club offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Showcase Lounge
(256) 722-5951
6400 University Dr NW # A
Huntsville, AL
Description
Showcase Lounge - Think of Showcase Lounge as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Stocking up your home bar

By Russ Cobbe

Last week we discussed what bartending equipment you should have in your home bar. This week we will cover the ingredients you need to complete the setup of your home bar.

Your main selection of alcohol should include 750ml bottles of the following: Gin, Vodka, Rum, Bourbon, Scotch, Tequila, Vermouth, Red and White Wine, Brandy, Port & Sherry plus whatever liqueurs are most palatable to you and your friends. The most popular liqueurs to have would be coffee, orange, irish cr�me and cr�me de cassis.

Next up would be bitters. Bitters are made from a variety of roots, barks, berries and herbs. They generally add a bit of zing to your drinks. You should have Angostura, Peychaud's, Orange and Abbotts Aged bitters.

For mixing you'll need a good variety to make a lot of different recipes. The standards include multiple bottles of Mineral water, cola, ginger ale, club soda, tonic water, lemon/lime sodas and fresh juices (orange, pineapple, lemon, lime and tomato). Don't forget to have lots of ice on hand. If you make your own ice use bottled water so you don't get a chlorine flavour to your drinks. Ice should go in the glass first to avoid splashing and to cool the ingredients as they get added.

Finally you will need some things to garnish the drinks to add that special touch. The essentials include cocktail onions, stuffed olives, lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, celery stalks, Tabasco sauce, maraschino cherries, pineapple...

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